Sep 08, 2016

    Drama in the skies and courtroom

    SULLY (PG13)

    Drama / 96 minutes / Opens today

    Rating: 4/5

    LIKE the real story it's based on, director Clint Eastwood's Sully is something of a miracle.

    Starring Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart, the film retells how US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger managed to land an Airbus A320 safely on New York's Hudson River after both engines failed, saving all 155 people on board in 2009.

    The script is well played out on many levels, as it intersperses thrilling scenes from the incident with sombre depictions of the aftermath as Sully is subjected to hearings that determine if he's a real hero.

    Hanks' performance is stunning as always, as he successfully brings out the human side of the troubled pilot.